Here are some of the top trending kitenge skirts and dresses designs that you can pull off in order to make that stylish and fashionable look. The designs have also been aligned with the events in which thy are worn too. They are a common feature when it comes to fashion runways in Kenya. They have also been spotted with some of the local and international celebrities from across the world. It is high time to jump on the bandwagon of fashion and never be left behind with these kitenge dresses and skirt.
1. Kitenge pencil skirts
This usually come as slim fitting skirt with a straight and narrow cut. It is not a pencil skirt if the hems fall way above the knees, it must fall to or just below the knees. It must be tailored in order to assume a close fit. The design is timeless, versatile and fits into women with different ages, sizes and shapes. The fabric is flexible and can be sewn to fit and accentuate your curves. It is always a good idea to go for the vibrant colors which make up the different African prints.
The skirt really accentuates your figure and gives you that completed look. It can be worn to the office but with modern ramifications done by the Kenyan designers it can also be worn on a weekend night out with the girls. In case you want to wear the kitenge pencil skirt to either a formal or semi-formal office setup or you are in that mood off showing off your sexual appeal at the club here are some ideas on how to complete the kitenge pencil skirt look:
The casual look with the African kitenge skirts
Wear the kitenge pencil skirt with a fitted plain color t-shirt or top. Flats are a perfect match when rocking that casual look. Go for a flat that coincides with the color of the top in order to have consistency in your look. Do not go for a bright colored top since you want the focus to be on the patterns on the skirt. If you are feeling glamorous, throw in some extra accessories and other jewelries. In order for that ideal African look go for the African beads. Do not go for those gems and diamonds. Remember to keep your legs bare.
2. High waist kitenge skirts
This usually resembles a flared dress with the skirt portion looking like an open umbrella. This is currently making headlines in fashion runways and has become a big thing especially with the use of the kitenge fabric. They have proven to be completely versatile and can be dressed up in different ways. You can either dress up or down and they are flattering on different body shapes. Before rocking the dress, you have to explore the different styles of the high waist fashion skirts. Fashion designers in Kenya have really done an amazing job when it comes to designing different designs of skirts while still upholding and maintaining the signature look of the fashion item.
There are different types of the high waist skirts which can be sewn to fit into your bod shape and size. Some of the most common designs from the high waisted skirts include:
A-line skirts which are most appropriate for a job setting or during interviews. It is a common workplace attire.
Patterned skirts with the different kitenge patterns n order to put forward a less formal look that still speaks on your fashion sense.
Apart from that, you have to coordinate the length of your skirt and the kitenge print with the occasion. With the different skirt designs you have to select one which is more appropriate for a particular event. The length and the print on the skirts goes a long way in determining the settings and situation of the occasion. In case you are going for a free and relaxed environment you can go for the short skirts that show off your legs.
3. Kitenge maxi skirts
Maxi skirts made a comeback in the fashion industry and everyone has a liking to them. Apart from being comfortable they are also a fashion statement. There are different ways in which you can wear the maxi dress. Here are some few tips how you can shape the kitenge maxi skirt to fit into your persona and the setting:
The kitenge maxi skirt with a center split
You are heading out to the coast especially with the introduction of the SGR but what will you wear to the beach and during the evening when eating out? Well try this design for that complete summer look. It just screams from a far that it is time to hit he beach and look fabulous. Match it up with a simple pair of wedges and a white color tank top. Thrown in some shades and a fedora hat. Show off those legs with the split as it speaks of your sexual appeal.
The kitenge maxi skirt with an off-shoulder top
The moment the off shoulder hit the fashion industry, many thought it was just another fad and like other trends would end up forgotten. But the item has proved many wrong has it has become a major asset in the wardrobe. They are effortlessly stylish and go well with the kitenge maxi skirt. They two have become an inseparable pair. The combination goes well with ankle length boots and other accessories and jewelries. The best part is that you can mix and match them so that they can complement each other. You can have the off-shoulder top and the maxi dress from the same kitenge fabric.
4. Kitenge suspender skirt
The first time the design hit the fashion runways, many doubted its potential to be accepted by many. But ever since, there have been replicated designs that have intensified the idea behind the look. The addition of the kitenge skirt design has made it even more appealing and stylish. They are unique and you can either dress them down or up depending on your taste.
5. Kitenge skater skirts
They are completely cute and perfect in case you want to show off a bit of your style. They are flattering on different body shapes and sizes. The fact that they are easy to wear and comfortable makes them a must-have in every lady’s wardrobe. They are also versatile and come with a lot of options on ways in which you can wear them. In case you are looking for a summer look you can add the kitenge skater skirt with a loose tank and a flower crown for an edgy look. Alternatively, you can pair them with a crop top and complete it with a leather jacket.
Another common way of rocking the kitenge short skirt designs is by tucking in a chambray shirt for that smart and casual look. The same applies for a denim shirt. Throw in a blazer and other accessories to achieve that workplace look. If you are looking for a simple look, go for a white top with a long necklace. In case you are conservative, you can wear with a pair of black stockings. You should go out for the vibrant kitenge colors with different patterns in order to create interest in the design. Wedges are a perfect blend when it comes to a complete look.
6. Kitenge wrap skirts
The wrap outfits were popular back in the 60’s and ever since it has roamed in the hearts of many fashion designers. Initially the length of the skirts ran all the way to the knees. But with the modern designs, they have been modified into different shapes, styles and sizes. The kitenge wrap skirt made its way to the hearts of many due to its simplicity and stylishness. Not only are they stylish but comfortable. They are usually worn around the waist and can be fitted with a belt.